Pavor nocturnus

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pavor nocturnus pa·vor noc·tur·nus (pā'vər nŏk-tûr'nəs, pā'vôr')

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pavor nocturnus

a disorder of sleep characterized by a dream of terrifying dimensions far worse than a typical nightmare; they occur during NREM sleep [syn: sleep terror disorder
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